MFY’s Reports Paved the Way for Passage of Bill to End Foreclosure Shadow Docket

MFY Legal Services called upon Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a law passed by the New York State Legislature that will end the shadow docket in foreclosure cases by requiring lenders’ attorneys to certify the legitimacy of their cases when they first file foreclosure papers. MFY’s two white papers, Justice Deceived (2011) and Justice Unsettled (2012) exposed abuses and led to calls for reform.